Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

UTC Sheffield City Centre Principal Appointed To National T Level Panel

UTC Sheffield City Centre Principal Alex Reynolds has been appointed to a new government panel as part of a national shake-up of vocational education.

The government is launching 15 new technical qualifications, known as T Levels, as part of an overhaul of the education system for 16 to 19-year-olds.

T Levels aim to put technical qualifications on an equal footing with academic ones and simplify the process of vocational training in England. They will be available in 15 subjects, and start replacing current vocational qualifications from 2020 onwards.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set up panels to develop the outline content for the new T Levels. The panels comprise employers, professional bodies and education providers.

Membership of six of the 15 T Level panels covering digital, education and childcare, construction, health and science, legal, financial and accounting, and engineering and manufacturing, was announced by the DfE on November 30th.

Alex Reynolds has been appointed to the T Level panel for engineering and manufacturing – which is one of the technical specialisms offered at the City Centre UTC.

Alex said: “UTC Sheffield has a national reputation for equipping students with high level advanced engineering and manufacturing skills that employers need, and I am delighted to be appointed to the T Level panel for this sector.”

T Levels are being launched as a result of the government’s Post 16 Skills Plan, which is based on Lord Sainsbury’s independent review. They aim to support young people and adults to secure skilled employment and meet the needs of the economy.

The government has also launched a public consultation on implementing T Levels that runs until February 8th 2018. For more information, visit https://consult.education.gov.uk/technical-education/implementation-of-t-level-programmes/

 

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